Sunday, April 20, 2008

For the Birds

I've noticed a little theme going on in my house lately, so I present to you..."for the birds!"

The kitchen table seems to have gone to the birds. Who wouldn't love to live in this mosaic mirrored house?


Look closely at the wire urn and you will see that Mrs. Robbin has laid her blue beauties in a nest.


Peace of Earth....stays up all year at our house.


A Bird's got to eat! A tasty sunflower treat.



I bought this little birdie the other day. She's not the prettiest tweetie, but she really wanted to come home with me. I've promised her a crown and a floral necklace.


My cottage chic friends, I have not forgotten you. Here's a gaggle of geese in a corner bathroom cabinet...




I know some of you have seen this before, the little collage made by Lori, and these sweet eggs. I just had to show them again. It's a sweet thing!


Where I live we can't plant outside until the end of May, so these little seedlings will still have more time to grow inside.


Hope everyone had a happy Sunday!

37 comments:

Beth Leintz said...

I would NEVER have guessed you'd have a black and red kitchen- what a warm and welcoming place!

Alison Gibbs said...

Great post Ele.
Love the 'Spring' bird theme happening in your home.
Love the mirrored birdhouse.
Look forward to seeing what all of those seedlings will develop into.
Alison

Lori said...

you are a sweetie Ele, thanks for the nice words...i really love your bird themed decorating...i have birds and their nests scattered about the house and they always make me smile!!!

She'sSewPretty said...

Your home looks so warm and inviting Ele! What kind of seeds did you plant? I'm nosy? LOL
And, I am very happy to be on your links. You have one of my favorite blogs to visit!

Monica said...

Perfect time for the birds, I love spring and all it brings , thanks for sharing all your goodies :)

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing your birdies. Ele I love the sunflower creation.

Mya said...

Thank you for your visit to my sight. I love the duck from your grandmother. The color is wonderful. I enjoyed seeing your little seedlings. I have not done that in a very long time. Also, your dolls made me sad. When I was little my grandmother bought me several Madame Alexanders dolls and we lost them in a basement flood. When I was a teen. I 'll check back to see your seedlings progress.
-Mya

Erin~~The Classy Rabbit~~ said...

Hi Ele,

I love your blog - such beautiful things! I love decorating with birds too and the aqua mud duck is adorable!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for your kind words. If you don't mind, I'd like to add you to my blogroll - I've really enjoyed my visit here and would love to come back!

Have a great week!

Hugs,
Erin

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Awesome post Ele! I have been so into birds too! And a lot of it is thanks to YOU! I love the green bird you just bought! I can see why you wanted it :) I would love to see her after she received her crown and necklace!

Love ya,
Amy

Anne F. said...

ele, thanks for sharing all your birdies with us. I love your sunflower and corn husk wreath it is so pretty.

we are finally having spring weather here in Indiana and it is so nice.

Miss chatting with you and hope all are well on your end.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You know what, I looked and you were not on my blog roll, and I don't know why. I'm adding you now. I enjoy coming here.

Your pretty from Lori is wonderful! I can always tell her work when I see it around.

Dolly said...

Nice collection Miss Ele.
I have birdie fever too!
It's been nice weather here for the past few days so I have the windows opened and am playing out in the dirt enjoying the birds song!

Spring has finally sprung!

Hugz,
Dolly

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

I brought a lot of birdies into my living room this weekend too. They remind me of spring and they are so fun to decorate with. I will post pictures later this week.
Always a pleasure to visit you!

Katie said...

I would like to stay on your links! Can't wait to see those seedlings full grown! Lovely as always!

Sarah said...

oh! Love your little seedlings. I always plant directly in the ground as the results aren't as great if I had the patience to start them first in seedling containers! Lori's collages are always wonderful!
Sarah
http://vintagelily.typepad.com/my_weblog/

Lori said...

Ele, Gosh it was so nice to take a peek in your home, so pretty! The sight of the seedling makes me so want to plant, but like you I must wait awhile yet! Have a sweet week friend, Love,Lori

Miss Rhea said...

I just love birdies !! And you have a great collection of them. :) The one from grandma is really sweet. :) Lori does such beautiful work !! Your home looks beautiful and very Spring-ey !! Thanks for sharing. :)

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

I have you on my blog roll, Your blog is one of my very favorites that I keep up with. I'd love to be on your roll. It's very kind of you to offer. I should do the same, and I will! thanks!

Michele said...

Ele,
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, it's always great to see you. I just love visiting your blog, always fabulous pictures and a great read. Love your bird theme.
Hugs~
Michele

Charmingdesigns said...

I LOVE all you birdie things!! Spring is on its way in your home for sure! Laurie

Cottage Way of Life said...

I collect quite a few bird related items too. In fact I have a whole cabinet filled with the old pottery birds. Not sure how it happened, but one day I noticed it turned into a bird explosion! :)

-Sarah

Lizzie said...

I love the vignette you have created on your table. Its so welcoming and very "spring"! Lots of light in that area, too. Beautiful!

I love the little cottagey things on the shelves, too- as well as your grandmothers blue duck. As Tilly would say "Gack, Gack!" ("quack, quack").

:-)

ceekay said...

I love your blog...and you have been on my favorite blogs for quite a while. Sorry if I didn't tell you.

Kelley said...

Your little seedlings look so sweet and hopeful. I love what other people can do with a sprinkle of seeds. 'tis magic, I swear!

Caleen said...

I love birdies too.. I love the mirrored birhdhouse..I have your link on my blog... I hope that is o.k.

thank you,
caleenrae.blogspot.com

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

What a nice bunch of treasures so prettily grouped!

M

Natasha Burns said...

Oooh what are the seedlings going to be Ele? Loving your mosaic mirrored birdhouse!!!

PAINT MINE PINK said...

ooooh 'squeel' i just love birds Ele...theres something so calming about them....i love your gaggle of geese ! they are so sweet.

Thanks for the purchase from my website...your parcel is on its way to you! I hope you love them :)

Luv Shann xo

celestina marie said...

Love your post Ele. Your home is so warm and inviting. I love your decorating. The mirrored birdhouse is very unique. Spring has come to your home and is so inspiring!
Celestina,
La Rea Rose

shirl said...

Your home is so pretty Ele, love all the nests, eggs and birds! Your seedlings look great!
Shirl

vickie said...

Love this post, Ele, the pictures are wonderful! The dining room is beautiful.

Secondhandrose said...

Ele, thanks for all the pretty pics. Are basement is covered with those growing trays too waiting for May 15th.
Karen

Altered Route said...

Seedlings and Birds...I think someone is ready for Spring! You have a lovely home Ele...love that you shared the wonderful Pics.
Connie

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Love seeing your home pics. Love the birdies.


Irma

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Loving birds and nests myself lately! Yours are all adorable and of course I love the mosaic birdhouse! I thought you were on my links sidebar - I will go add you right now. Sometimes I think Blogger goes crazy and deletes things! Thanks for having me on your favoritie list..
Penny

Charmingdesigns said...

I'm having a little giveaway over at my blog, please come and visit me. Laurie

catieann said...

Hi Ele
I have been out of the loop for a while. I have your blog in my link favorites.

Your kitchen is so pretty!! I have all black appliances and sink with red accents.
catie